Onslow County Schools Health Services would like to help
all children stay health this school year.
Hand washing is the most important way
to prevent the spread of germs. Please remind your student to
wash their hands after using the bathroom, after playing, and
before eating. They should wash their hands for about 15
seconds and dry them well.
Head lice can be passed from head to
head contact. The schools do head checks throughout the year,
especially after long breaks. Remind your student not to
share combs, brushes, coats, or hats with the other children.
Children who are found to have head lice will be sent home and may
not return until they are checked by the office and found to be
free of nits (the eggs of lice)
One of the first signs of disease is a
fever. A student who has a fever of 100 degrees or higher
must be kept home until they are fever free for 24
hours without the use of fever reducing medications (Tylenol,
Motrin, ets). Students who are vomiting or who have two or
more incidents of diarrhea will also be sent home. If the
student is at school, the school will notify you that your student
needs to be picked up as soon as possible. The schools are
not able to keep students at the school for extended time when they
Medications are not allowed at school
unless prescribed by a doctor. This includes over-the counter
medications such as cough drops, Tylenol, sunscreens, antibiotic
cream, etc. If your child needs medications such at school,
the Onslow County Schools medication form must be completed by the
parent/guardian and the doctor, the medication must be in the
pharmacy labeled container, and must be brought by the
parent/guardian to the school office.
Students may not